Disaster in the Indian Ocean, Tsunami 2004

Disaster in the Indian Ocean, Tsunami 2004

by John Albert Torres
     
 

The disaster in the Indian Ocean started with a massive undersea earthquake off the coast of Indonesia. What followed was a surge of water called a tsunami that killed thousands of people in nearly a dozen countries. Water rose up miles inland and destroyed everything in its path. Children were ripped from their parents' arms, family members were lost to each other…  See more details below

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The disaster in the Indian Ocean started with a massive undersea earthquake off the coast of Indonesia. What followed was a surge of water called a tsunami that killed thousands of people in nearly a dozen countries. Water rose up miles inland and destroyed everything in its path. Children were ripped from their parents' arms, family members were lost to each other forever. This is their story. But more importantly, this is a story of hope, of how people woke up to destroyed cities and missing children and did not give up. They showed what they were made of by licking their wounds and then trying to find their lives again. This is also the story of how the world responded with the biggest humanitarian effort in history. Countries from all over the world sent money, food, water, soldiers, and doctors.
This moving account is based on the author's extensive research, including his personal trip to Indonesia in January 2005, where he witnessed the devastation firsthand and spoke to dozens of survivors.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 5-8-The strength of this work is the inclusion of survivors' stories based on personal interviews during the author's visit to Indonesia in January 2005. The accounts include a British girl who recognized the coming tsunami from her studies and warned her family; an Indonesian woman who lost her baby; a vacationing nurse who helped secure vaccinations and other medical supplies to show her appreciation for the people who saved her son from the water; and a woman who lost a total of 40 relatives, including 4 of her 6 children and her husband. "FYInfo" pages explain the factual side of the tsunami, U.S.-Muslim relations, the threat posed by the area's separatist movements, the delivery of water purifiers, and the risk of tsunamis in the United States. Color photos and graphics are often small. Still, the book excels for its depiction of the personal impact of the destruction, supplementing Gail B. Stewart's Catastrophe in Southern Asia: The Tsunami of 2004 (Gale, 2005), which is more thorough but less personal.-Jeffrey A. French, Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library, Willowick, OH Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781584153443
Publisher:
Mitchell Lane Pub Inc
Publication date:
06/28/2005
Series:
Monumental Milestones Series
Edition description:
Library Edition
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
9 - 13 Years

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